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If you have cirrhosis from hepatitis c, are there certain tests that you need to take?

If you have cirrhosis from hepatitis c, are there certain tests that you need to take?

Yes: It is usually diagnosed after finding elevated liver enzymes indicating injury. There are specific tests that find antibodies to the virus, and more specific tests that show how much virus is present in the body. Liver scans or ultrasounds can show if the liver is damaged and/or scarred. The ultimate gold-standard test is a liver biopsy, where a needle is inserted under imaging to get tissue. ...Read more

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My 49 yr old son first became aware of high alt#'s in 2008. Tests have ruled out hepatitis c, cirrhosis, and a tumor. What else could cause this?

My 49 yr old son first became aware of high alt#'s in 2008. Tests have ruled out hepatitis c, cirrhosis, and a tumor. What else could cause this?

Some ideas: We want to rule out hemochromatosis first and foremost. Wilson's may still be a consideration even at his age. Autoimmune hepatitis is less likely, and antitrypsin deficiency less treatable, both could be tested for. I trust he did not drink or take any meds including Ibuprofen during the workup. Most likely is metabolic syndrome with a rx for aerobic fitness. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a person pass a liver function test and still have cirrhosis, a fatty liver or hepatitis?

Is it possible that a person pass a liver function test and still have cirrhosis, a fatty liver or hepatitis?

Normal liver functio: All the three conditions can have fluctuating levels of ast and alt (liver functions).So it is possible to have normal lft's sometimes with cirrhosis , fatty liver and hepatitis b& c. ...Read more

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How long could a person survive with stage 4 cirrhosis caused by hepatitis?

For Years: In general, once cirrhosis develops, it usually takes another 8-10 years for the liver to "fail" or begin having problems doing its job. Having cirrhosis also puts you at risk of developing liver cancer. The standard is to screen for this every 6 months with an ultrasound. You should talk to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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I have autoimmune hepatitis and cirrhosis what would cause my bellybutton to stick out suddenly?

I have autoimmune hepatitis and cirrhosis what would cause my bellybutton to stick out suddenly?

Ascites: If you are starting to develop ascites, it will cause the belly button to stick out. Ascites is the fluid that builds up in the abdomen associated with cirrhosis and hepatitis. ...Read more

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Hepatitis c cirrhosis, what is the treatment for it?

Hepatitis c cirrhosis, what is the  treatment for it?

A G.I.: Consult! - absolutely no alcohol, careful review of all meds being taken---- the consult being very important since treatment is available1-don't wait! ...Read more

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I have hepatitis C stage four cirrhosis. My fillings have started dropping out. Is there a connection. ?

I have hepatitis C stage four cirrhosis. My fillings have started dropping out. Is there a connection. ?

No: Especially nowadays, hepatitis c with cirrhosis can often be tolerated well, and there are some new medications in the offing that may help reverse this. I'd urge you to be optimistic, and maintain your teeth in good repair. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can chronic hepatitis b infection cause cirrhosis?

Can chronic hepatitis b infection cause cirrhosis?

Yes: Hepatitis b can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer. The more inflammation present and the higher the viral load the more likely, one will develop cirrhosis. ...Read more

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How does hepatitis b virus cause people to get cirrhosis ?

How does hepatitis b virus cause people to get cirrhosis ?

Yes: Hepatitis b virus can lead to cirrhosis and liver cancer but this is not inevitable. The best thing is to get treated for it and avoid other problems with the liver such as alcohol. ...Read more

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Can repetitive hepatitis with jaundice cause cirrhosis or cancer?

Can repetitive hepatitis with jaundice cause cirrhosis or cancer?

Yes on the: Cirrhosis, not a cause of cancer specifically of the liver- see internist as soon as you can if your still jaundiced. ...Read more

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What is the relationship between cirrhosis of the liver and viral hepatitis?

What is the relationship between cirrhosis of the liver and viral hepatitis?

Complex.: Hepatitis b and c are the two most common viral causes of hepatitis. They are acquired from sexual contact or needle sharing. Approximately 12-20% of those with hepatitis b and up to 50% of those with hepatitis c infection will eventually develop cirrhosis. Cirrhosis, or scarring of the liver, can lead to liver failure. ...Read more

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If she has cirrhosis of the liver, it is caused by hepatitis b. Can she have a liver transplant?

Yes: Patients with cirrhosis due to hepatitis b can get liver transplant. However, every transplant candidate has to undergo detailed work-up to ensure suitability for the procedure. ...Read more

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Veikrax caused elevation of the ALS and ALT enzymes in the first month of treatment from chronic active hepatitis with no cirrhosis . Is this normal.

Veikrax caused elevation of the ALS and ALT enzymes in the first month of treatment from chronic active hepatitis with no cirrhosis . Is this normal.

Rare: Transient liver test elevations occur in about 1% of patients using Viekirax. They usually start within the first four weeks of taking the medicine, and usually only last for about two weeks. The liver numbers should eventually return to normal. They are usually asymptomatic. It is important for your doctor to follow those numbers to be sure that they returned to normal. Good luck. ...Read more